ECHO

Company of Others Ensemble

www.companyofothers.org.uk

Company of Others II is a company of vibrant dancers all over the age of 65 years who make work informed by their life experiences. This is their first performance as a company.

Strongly inspired by the dancers and their stories, ECHO is a hypnotic and quiet exploration of how we arrived here, together and what are the rituals that guided us.

Company of Others is a dance theatre company based in the North East of England, led by Artistic Director and Choreographer Nadia Iftkhar. We create work which highlights and shares stories of the human experience, drawn from the diverse communities we work with. By inviting our audiences to co-author our work, we are able to collaborate with them from concept to performance to create relevant, exposing and poignant dance theatre. Artistry, Diversity & Integrity are our values.

Company of Others II was formed after Nadia worked in partnership with Helix Arts on Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group funded falls prevention programme for people over 65 years – Falling on your Feet. When the programme ended, the dancers who took part were determined to continue their choreographic and performance development and so Company of Others II was created in order to facilitate that. We rehearse weekly at West Denton Community Centre and are always excited to welcome new dancers to the group.

Echo was performed as part of PUG#2 at the Tyneside Irish Centre, 2017.

ROSA POSTLETHWAITE

+44 (0) 77577 39643

info@pugnight.co.uk

Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

Workshop: oracular practice | Sat 4th May 2019

Workshop: oracular practice | Sat 4th May 2019

oracular practice workshop facilitated by Last Yearz Interesting Negro

Workshop description 

A space where I try to make an opening in myself to share current questions, concerns and interests through practice that is part of a project towards disentangling myself from assimilationist approaches. Moving from and through and with states of overwhelm, using the density of available sensory and remembered information, our interior worlds stacked with living, subjective data that can be used as tools for divination.

Or, in other words: some dancing with some words and sounds to provoke and encourage.

About Last Yearz Interesting Negro

oracular practice will be facilitated by Last Yearz Interesting Negro, the performance project of London based artist and dancer Jamila Johnson-Small. The choreographies are dreamspaces and battlegrounds, that build atmospheric landscapes through the live unfolding of the tensions between things that produce meaning. Working with dramaturgies of sculpture, electronic music, poetry, video, texture, a public and always dancing, Jamila isn’t so interested in genre and her practice moves across various spaces, contexts and roles, also curating and hosting spaces for conversation and artistic exchange. She collaborates regularly with Alexandrina Hemsley (Project O), Phoebe Collings-James, Fernanda Muñoz-Newome, Shelley Parker and Rowdy SS. Please see more about Last Yearz Interesting Negro here.

When: Saturday 4th May, 11am – 1pm

Where: GIFT Festival, Caedmon Hall, Gateshead Central Library NE8 4LN

Tickets: Free. Space is very limited please register your attendance here. 

Suitability: 16+

Please wear soft comfortable clothing. And bring layers to keep warm.

Travel and Access information here.

Please contact PUG Producer, Rosa at rosa@pugnight.co.uk if you have any questions.

oracular practice workshop is hosted by PUG with support from Gateshead Council Culture Team, GIFT and ACE. Last Yearz Interesting Negro will be performing at PUG#7 as part of GIFT Festival.

PUG will be hosting workshops throughout 2019.

 

Image: Last Yearz Interesting Negro. Image by Katarzyna Perlak and Carlos Jimenez.

ROSA POSTLETHWAITE | +44 (0) 77577 39643 | info@pugnight.co.uk | Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

All images on PUG website by Chris Bishop www.picturesbybish.com